June 6-July 15, 2016
(6 credit hours)
The Department of Anthropology’s archaeological field school will be at Cremona Estate (Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County) this summer. Students will continue excavations at the 17th and 18th century plantation of West Ashcom located on the property. The aim of the field school is to provide students with the skills necessary to carry out Cultural Resource Management (CRM) projects in line with the National Historic Preservation Act and Maryland Standards and Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations.
- Learning to work collaboratively and productively in an outdoor and laboratory environment;
- Implement a Phase I and II survey according to Maryland state guidelines;
- Record data in the field and lab including forms, mapping, and photography including the use of drones;
- Process, catalog, and curate artifacts according to Maryland state guidelines;
- Explore and analyze spatial relationships among various categories of artifacts;
- Read, interpret, and prepare Maryland archaeological site forms.
Students may register for credit in Anthropology (ANTH352) or History (HIST310). This course meets the ELAW requirement as well as the Museum Studies internship requirement.